Silent-Oath.NET
   Writing Archive

The Index Contact Us Credits Link Back FanFic Policy Fanfiction Original Stories Poetry Song Lyrics Articles Reviews
Mochimitsu Blue Graphics So-Ghislaine Otaku Junk

Sekaiichi Hatsukoi 1

If you liked Junjou Romantica, skip this and start watching.

Story

It's Nakamura, need I say more? I think it goes without saying that this is one of the few yaoi anime that has development - but Nakamura always does a great job of that when it comes to yaoi/shounen-ai. It's hard to explain to someone who's never seen his work, though. Compared to Junjou Romantica, Sekaiichi Hatsukoi is better by far in terms of storyline. The relationships involved in this series are a bit more realistic.

Art

Possibly the only "bad" thing about this anime, and, to be honest, it isn't even that bad. I could actually say that it's great compared to other yaoi anime, swith the exception of Junjou Romantica since the art is basically the same for both series.

Sound

Music - Shuhei Kita did an outstanding job with the opening theme. The vocals are executed amazingly, to be honest. I can't really say anything about the lyrics, but musically - it's just wonderful. The OP is really catchy and it's definitely something pop music lovers will absolutely adore. The ED, on the other hand, slows things down a bit - but it's just as wonderful. Wakaba showcases some great vocal talent with this track, so I hope to hear some more from them soon.

Voice/Seiyuu - Very talented seiyuus were chosen for this anime production. I can't really say how skilled they are, though, as I'm an English-speaker who only knows a few Japanese words. Hard to grade how well someone delivers dialogue without knowing what they're saying (subtitles don't help in regards to that). I might edit this part if an English dub is ever made.

Character

Most anime with only 12-episodes have seriously under-developed characters. However, that doesn't seem to be the case here. The main characters are pretty well-developed. Some characters could use a bit more complexity, but characterization is actually pretty good for the most part.

Enjoyment

I wasn't expecting to enjoy this anime as much as I did. I found it on CrunchyRoll on my parents's Roku player a long time ago - but I didn't bother trying it out until after I had seen Junjou Romantica. I'll be honest here - this is a good place to start for someone just getting into yaoi and shounen-ai. The romance happens at a somewhat realistic pace, which is more than I can say for some other yaoi anime.

Overall

8/10 - It's a very good series when one is talking about yaoi, but the artwork brings it down a bit. Some characters are a bit lacking, but that's unavoidable with such a short series.